I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could assist you..
I have a similar issue in that I work 7 day stretches with 7 days off. My work day consists of 12-16 hours in the hospital and on call all night for those 7 days on. There are lots of nights I don't get much sleep (most nights actually), and as you do I tend to make it up on the first couple of my days off. But I find if I sleep too much I am even more sluggish. I try to limit my sleep time to no more than 10 hours on the first couple of days off which helps replenish the sleep deprivation without making me feel like a slug, and 7-8 on the rest of the nights off..
As for exercise I always take the stairs rather than the elevator, and will set aside 15 minutes every day to jog up and down the back stairway. You can also incorporate some simple exercises you can do in your office. Exchange your chair for an exercise ball for part of the day, use exercise bands to build strength, desk pushups for upper body strengthening, etc. There are volumes of exercises that can be done without a ton of equipment and don't take ANY time out of your day as they can be done while doing your regular daily work...
I don't always get the exercise I should - I am working on improving that. You just have to make the time, there's no other answer. I bought a little stair stepper thing and do that while watching some TV. 20 minutes - anything is better than nothing. As far as the fruits and vegetables, it's the same thing - you have to make a point of eating it. There are also things like V8 juice, I just found a protein drink which is only 90 calories and has servings of 3 fruit and vegetables so I'll drink this once in awhile.
Apples last a long time, raisons, cranberries. There is ALWAYS A WAY!.
I came here toNutrisystemsaying I couldn't eat all the vegetables. What really made an impact on me is I went online to research nutrition and why everyone says you have to eat fruit and vegetables everyday and I learned a lot! It's VITAL to your health - not just for losing weight! It's for your blood and bones and skin and hair and eyes and heart. Whoever came up with the saying that you are what you eat knew what they were talking about! So for me, personally, I made the choice to love my body and take care of it - for all my life I was so bad to it. It took me all these years to learn that. It's all about choices - the choice is yours...
I don't have a delivery service in my area Linda, but that gives me an idea. I do have a close friend that might do my shopping for me. Thanks for your comments. Mechelle, doing some exercise while at work is a great idea. I accually have the luxury of being able to shut my door, so I could do some exercise while at the office. Thanks Mechelle!..
I understand your dilemma, and you've probably gotten used to this schedule to the point where you can't see how anything could change....as well as you not having the energy to work on changing..
But there comes a time when we have to realize that if we don't re-organize some priorities in our lives, we're simply going to suffer the consequences mentally and physically..
I would suggest that you schedule some time to sit down with a trusted friend/loved one on your next day off after you've gotten as much sleep as possible. Talk seriously about how you can make the necessary adjustments to your schedule to work in healthy eating. Unless you want to do a food delivery system that provides each and every item that you need to be consuming including fruits and veggies (that all healthy eating plans in this world contain), Nutrisystem is one of the simplest ways to lose weight...much easier than other plans where you prepare all your food, including entrees..
One other suggestion, besides a more complete food delivery system, would be to find someone you can explain theNutrisystemprogram to, and they could do your shopping for add-ins...that would probably save some time for you..
My best to you, and please take gentle care of yourself...
You are very welcome. I don't always shut my door. I sometimes do desk pushups at the nurses station as there is a counter at just the right height. I actually saw a couple of the nurses doing it too one day...
I have sort of the same issue - with getting to the grocery store. I buy lots of canned and frozen fruits and veggies - Schwans stuff is really good. I get to a major grocery store about 1-2 times a month for fresh stuff, always overbuy and have to throw stuff out..
Long lasting fresh stuff include - cabbage, deli meats, ff hotdogs - just freeze them in individual serving sizes - string cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese (but I eat that everyday), eggs, onions, laughing cow cheese, apples, organic milk seems to last a long time, oranges and that's about all I can think of right now..
And the black mini poodles..